Don’t make fun of any religion for the acts of a few believers. Statistically, the illogical believers are a few, very few, less than 1/100th of 1%. All we can do is admire them for such a belief. However, the great men of all religions have said stuff like Trust in God but verify, Trust in God, but tie your Camel, and God will not change your status unless you change it.” God has created this world in balance, and expect us the “intelligent” species to preserve and maintain it for our good.
If we screw it up, regardless of who starts or how it got going – the fact is we bear it collectively. The Hindu religion says the entire world is one family – Islam, Christianity, and Judaism say that we are all one family, kids of Adam and Eve. I am sure, all religions have something like this. Indeed, if we screw it up, we have to fix it. God will not do a thing.
Chief Seattle, a Native American, said this correctly, “All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. The man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the webs, he does it to himself.”
Let’s start in Alphabetical order, the few who are reckless with Corona.
Christian pastors are holding congregations https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-03-25/louisiana-pastor-tony-spell-church-services-coronavirus
Hindus defy the lockdown https://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/lockdown-yogi-adityanath-coronavirus_in_5e7b017cc5b620022ab363be
Jews defy the lockdown https://www.timesofisrael.com/more-than-150-defy-coranavirus-orders-to-attend-ultra-orthodox-wedding-in-israel/
Muslims defy the lockdown – https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/world/2020/03/27/mosques-in-pakistan-defy-virus-lockdown-to-remain-open-to-millions/
Sikhs defy the lockdown https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/at-least-15-000-indians-possibly-infected-with-coronavirus-by-super-spreading-guru-who-died-from-disease
Don’t laugh, someone in your group is guilty of such violations.
Dr. Ghouse is a community consultant, thinker, author, newsmaker, and an interfaith wedding officiant. He is a speaker on religious freedom, Pluralism in religion, politics, society and the workplace, and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. More at www.TheGhouseDiary.com